Avalanche: Spring Creek

Observer Name
Everett
Observation Date
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Occurrence Date
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Occurence Time
3:30pm

Region:

Location Name or Route
South Facing Spring Creek
Elevation
8600
Aspect
Southwest
Slope Angle
39
Trigger
Unknown
Avalanche Problem
Wet Slab
Weak Layer
Wet grains
Depth
unknown
Width
Unknown
Vertical
1500
Comments

I noticed this Wet Avalanche on my way home traveling from south from Ogden at around 1800, it was above Uinta Highlands in the Spring Creek Drainage(south of Birch Creek and North of Weber Canyon) a very steep, rock stabs, with narrow drainage (pretty inaccessible). It was very distinguishing by the bright white of the exposed new snow, couldn't get a photo (wasn't close enough). Based on the temps today I would say a wet loose slide, looked to entrain all the snow in thin narrow chute, running a long distance. Will try and snap some photos tomorrow.

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